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Address: St Johns Harbour, St. John's, Antigua
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+1 268-560-7989

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Took the day tour to see the Frigate Bird Rookery

Took the day tour to Barbuda. It is actually a fairly small ferry and the trip over was pretty rough; a few passengers got sea sick. Once at Barbuda we are met by a couple of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Royston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The morning of our trip was overcast and on/off raining in St John's, which put a few people off as the sea was a bit rough. This was to our enormous benefit because there were only three of us booked for the guided tour and we had the whole experience to ourselves. Granted, the one and a half hour crossing... More 

Thank samsotc
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93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the day tour to Barbuda. It is actually a fairly small ferry and the trip over was pretty rough; a few passengers got sea sick. Once at Barbuda we are met by a couple of taxi vans that give a tour of the small island including the cliffs on the east side of the island; wear good walking shoes... More 

Thank Flying_Rog
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Soul less boat,abandoned on a liveless beach, only saving grace was to the Bird Island. The local small boat men were very knowledgeable and helpful. Went on the Excellence Cruise Boat.

Thank Akin I
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The government run Barbuda Express ferry is hilarious- it's tiny and fun and quite frankly the captain was amazing. I was so lucky I had the foresight to check it was running before leaving my hotel as I only found out when I was in Barbuda from someone that it hadn't been for the previous 3 days because the sea... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were told by locals to wait for calmer waters prior to going to Barbuda. Some did get sea sick. Boat was clean. It's a catamaran ferry. 1 bathroom. Doesn't run at full capacity, booking ahead is recommended. Ocean was calm on return trip to Antigua.

Thank LeaCal18
Old Bridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

While vacationing in Antigua, we went on a day tour by "Barbuda express". We arrived to the pier at 8.30 am as was instructed by our concierge. First you have to wait in line to "check in", which we did, then they embark you on a boat itself. We were supposed to leave at 9.00 but we left the pier... More 

Thank Aleksandra B
East Quogue, New York
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very rough crossing! It is not the Caribbean you are crossing but the Atlantic. 1/2 the boat got sick and it wasn't rough. Not a white cap to be seen. 1 1/2 hours of a roller coaster ride each way.

1 Thank Mindy1961
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's around $159 per person for full day trip with lunch. If you pay credit card, there are a surcharge extra for that. The hotel charged me $30 deposit at the hotel and I paid the rest on boat and I was told $6 extra for paying credit card. There are no pick up or drop off from your hotel.... More 

1 Thank Metira C
Kamari, Greece
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176 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

A fast visit to the second exotic island of the country.It's a beautiful cruise around Barbuda.Great beaches.Barbuda needs a visit of some days.Great place for relax

1 Thank Styliprek
Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Barbuda Express took 1hr 20 from St Johns and we had a smooth sailing. The staff organised a taxi and guide to take us to Lady Dianas Beach and Pink Sands beach and we had a delicious lobster lunch

1 Thank Susie F

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